S. b. woodwardi reaches Africa by a more easterly route, many birds passing through the Arabian Peninsula. [12] It is a plain, long-winged and long-tailed bird with unstreaked olive-brown upperparts and dull white underparts. Yellow Warbler nest by ilouque (CC BY 2.0) Male Black-throated Gray Warbler on nest by Bettina Arrigoni (CC BY 2.0) [7] The current genus name is from Modern Latin silvia, a woodland nymph, related to silva, a wood. You guessed it: green. It picks its prey off leaves and twigs, sometimes hovering to do so. Willow warblers are migratory birds, breeding in Europe and migrating to southern Africa for the winter. Many warblers nest in trees. [14] It is larger and heavier than a blackcap's nest, averaging 8.3 cm (3.3 in) high and 11.2 cm (4.4 in) wide with a cup 5.5 cm (2.2 in) deep and 6.3 cm (2.5 in) wide. In the UK, more than 50% of the failures are due to predation and about 30% result from food shortages in bad weather. Both birds share the duty of incubating the eggs and feeding the young. The Golden warbler is a golden-yellow bird that can be caught using the Hunter skill, granting the player 39 experience. Black-throated Gray Warblers also nest in trees, often building their cup nest on a horizontal branch. There is no evidence of any serious decline in numbers, so it is classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as being of least concern. [32] This predilection gives rise to the Italian beccafico (fig pecker) and Portuguese felosa-das-figueiras (fig-tree warbler) as names for this species. Garden warblers lay 4-5 whitish eggs with olive-brown marks. The cup-shaped nest is made from dry grasses and lined with finer grasses and hair. All populations are migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa as far south as South Africa. [17], The southward migration starts in mid-July, with larger numbers departing in August and peaking in early September. - Duration: 2:27. Liz Whitney 240 views. A great place to look for warblers, like this palm warbler (Setophaga palmarum), is in all the willow trees around the Garden. They are ... Sign up and stay updated about all things Birdorable. 2. [50], The garden warbler is prized as a gastronomic delicacy in Mediterranean countries. Blackcaps and garden warblers use identical habits in the same woods, yet aggressive interactions mean that their territories never overlap. Garden warblers breed in low trees and shrubs, building their nest from grasses and lining it with fur. Some warblers nest on the ground. The male and female are indistinguishable by external appearance including size. The nest is built in low shrub or brambles, and 3-7 eggs are laid. Language: English Location: United States Restricted Mode: Off History Help Similar Images . Birds of both species are longer-winged and lighter than in the past, suggesting a longer migration as the breeding range expands northwards. Shady areas and a bushy or herbaceous undergrowth are preferred, as are woods adjacent to rivers or reed beds; in Ireland it favours thickets on the shores of small lakes. Seventeen further members of that group are found only in the blackcap, and another three occur in the African hill babbler, supporting the shared ancestry of the three bird species. Pine warbler nests are placed high in a pine tree, well out on a limb and hidden from sight by pine needles. The other warbler species to nest in cavities is Lucy's Warbler of the west. [25], A male attracts a female to his territory through song and a display which involves rapid wing beating while perched. [16] During their journey, they can metabolise not only body fat but also up to 19% of their breast and leg muscles and 39% of their digestive tract. The garden warbler is hunted by Eurasian sparrowhawks and domestic cats, and its eggs and nestlings are taken by a variety of mammalian and avian predators. 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